Combat controls

To start combat, simply click the Play icon in the Combat Tracker. This will show the Combat Tracker to any players and show HP bars and the active combatant on the map depending on your Campaign Settings.

To stop an encounter, simply press the Stop icon. This will hide the Combat Tracker from any players and disable HP bars and the active combatant on the map depending on your Campaign Settings.

The Previous button will move the initiative counter to the previous combatant in the list. The active combatant, if set in Campaign Settings, will update on the map to match the creature.

The Next button will move the initiative counter to the next combatant in the list. The active combatant, if set in Campaign Settings, will update on the map to match the creature.

You can quickly reset a combat encounter by clicking on the menu on the right of the Combat Controls. This will open up a menu with the Reset option. Clicking it will stop the combat encounter and empty it.

You can set up your Campaign Settings so that players can only move their tokens if its currently their turn.

Round information

The round information is a message that appears on the Combat Tracker above the Combat Controls, while a combat encounter is active.

Each combat round lasts for 6 seconds. Once every creature on the Combat Tracker has had its turn, the combat encounter moves to the next round. This is useful for both the GM and players to be aware of, as it helps keep track of how long combat has been going on in-game.



Initiative

You can change a combatant's initiative at anytime during or before the combat encounter starts.



To do that, look for the D20 icon on the left of the combatant's HP bar on the Combat Tracker. The number on the right is the initiative input, and you can update it just like any other text field. Changing a creature's initiative mid-combat won't affect the currently active combatant, but it might affect which creature goes next.

You can also re-roll initiative for all adventurers and monsters (depending on your Campaign Settings) by clicking the D20 button at the top of the Combat Tracker.


Here, you can also see the amount of XP that your players will gain by completing this combat encounter, as well as the estimated encounter difficulty based on the adventurers' levels and monster Challenge Ratings.

DM notes

While in combat, you might need to take a few quick notes when something happens. Maybe a creature has disadvantage on its next attack, or you just might want to write down that it's angry at one of the players.

You can add notes to a specific combatant by clicking the Notes button on the right side of the combatant on the Combat Tracker. This will pop up an editor underneath the combatant.



You can always collapse the Notes to save space. The Notes button will have a brown dot on its top-right corner if a combatant has notes, so you'll be reminded that there's something down there to read!
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